Having already participated as a beta tester during the final development phase of the Cactus V5 transceiver about 2 years ago, I wasn’t very surprised when I received a request in December 2012 to participate as a beta tester for a new product from Harvest One Limited. Initially I thought the new product would probably be a newer version of the V5 transceiver. But when I finally received a package with a pre-production model a few weeks later, I was surprised to find a completely new kind of product in the box — the Cactus Laser Trigger LV5.
One thing that was immediately obvious to me is that Harvest One put a lot of effort into the branding and packaging of the product, for which they hired a European marketing and design agency. The LV5 is the first product from Harvest One that features the newly designed Cactus logo, which is a nice improvement compared to the older one. I also liked the black matte finish of the LV5 box which makes the product look very professional, especially compared to the V5 transceiver packaging for example. I got the impression that Harvest One is taking the Cactus brand very serious and that we can probably expect a lot more from them in the near future. And if the LV5 is any indication, there may be more innovative new products on the horizon.
Why would at least two Nobel Prize winning scientists risk their careers and reputations and publicly state that HIV doesn’t cause AIDS? Why would one of the world’s foremost virologists risk his career and reputation and also publicly state that HIV doesn’t cause AIDS? And why is Magic Johnson still alive?
It turns out that the HIV=AIDS hypothesis is one of the biggest blunders in medical science of our time. I’m confident that future civilizations will look back at us in disgust as they wonder not only how it was that a few people could be so selfish to perpetuate such lies that would lead to the death of millions of others while they benefitted financially, but also how it is that these people were allowed to do this by the rest of the population. This will probably be very similar to how we look back today at civilizations from hundreds of years ago that believed that the Earth is flat and condemned those who would even dare to say that the Earth is in fact round. Consider how Galileo Galilei was convicted of heresy, and ultimately died in prison, for standing behind Copernicus’s theories that the Sun was the center of our solar system and not the Earth. In fact Copernicus refused to publish his work for many years because he didn’t want to risk the scorn “to which he would expose himself on account of the novelty and incomprehensibility of his theses.”
It seems that not a lot has changed since the days of Copernicus, because today even leading scientists who have already contributed a lot to our development, can still be ridiculed and condemned for expressing their views. And this while thousands and perhaps even millions of people die around the world who could otherwise be saved.
A multi-billion dollar industry now exists around the HIV=AIDS hypothesis and those who benefit from this aren’t willing to tell the truth and give up their lucrative business. The first HIV test is patented and owned by the US and French governments who have invested a lot in this scam. Scientists are bought by the industry with research grants that help to perpetuate the lies on which this industry is founded. The scientists who aren’t willing to go along and want to speak the truth are condemned, ridiculed, suppressed, marginalized, are called AIDS denialists, and lose their funding.
The world we live in right now is a complete mess. I often spend a lot of time on my own thinking about how we got into this mess we’re in right now. It’s a god damned tragedy that I have to be here right now trying to live my life when everything around me is just seriously messed up and working against me. And it’s not just working against me, but against all of us, whether you realize it or not, and whether you like to admit it or not. And one of the important reasons why we’re in this mess right now, is because most of our ancestors were basically cowards who only thought about their own short term interests, instead of thinking about what would be good for the long term, not only for themselves but more importantly for their children and grandchildren. Even now when I look around me, I see people behaving like this on a daily basis. People become the biggest hypocrites being politically correct in public, while secretly being aware of the truth but being too afraid to speak out and act in accordance with their conscience. In doing so they’re not only helping to perpetuate this mess we’re in, but are even making the problem a lot worse as time goes on.
In defense of our ancestors, I have to admit that they were up against a system that is fundamentally flawed and specifically designed to work against them on many levels. And they were kept dumb and ignorant on purpose and often didn’t realize how they were being manipulated. And even though we face the same issues today, we have certain advantages that make it easier to fight this system and change the world we live in. One of the important advantages that we have right now that our ancestors didn’t have are technologies such as the Internet, which enables the Global Brain which will accelerate our mental evolution and really enable us to dramatically change the world we live in.
If you’ve read some of my previous posts on love and relationships, you can already logically derive an answer to those questions based on the information in those posts. And the answer to all of those questions, of course, is NO. And I’ll explain why.
I’ve been meaning to write about income taxation for a long time now. Almost a year ago I had written a letter on the issues of income taxation to the President of my country, H.E. D.D. Bouterse, for whom I incidentally also did the official portrait in 2010 after he was inaugurated. It is an open letter which was also published online for everyone to read. However, the original letter is written in Dutch (download), so I decided to translate it and post it here on my blog, instead of writing an entirely new article on income taxation specifically for my blog.
This letter is the result of years of personal research and experience, and I encourage you to not only read it thoroughly, but also to check out all the footnotes in their entirety. I can guarantee you that after doing that you will have learned a lot more about the world we live in than you might have been taught growing up.
While most of the people in the world think they’re free, we are in fact very far from free. Slavery is still present everywhere around the world. The only thing that’s different is the way in which we are enslaved. Yes, people aren’t walking around in chains anymore, and countries have gotten their “independence.” But in reality what happened is that those in control have only moved away from a more in your face type of control and slavery, to a new kind where you think you’re free, but really aren’t. You see, when people think they’re free, there’s no reason for rebellion.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But there’s one problem that they didn’t count on. In the new age that we are currently heading into where humankind moves into a higher state of awareness, no form of control and manipulation will be able to remain hidden, lies will be exposed and the truth will come out. So how exactly are we enslaved right now? Continue reading my letter below and find out.
Back in 2006 I recommended watching a movie titled “Steal This Film,” which is about file sharing on the Internet centering around the popular website The Pirate Bay. In that movie you can see how the US government got Swedish officials to raid the ISP where the Pirate Bay website was hosted, and how they brought down the website only for it to be brought back online within 3 days by the website administrators. The website remains online to this day.
A new movie has just been released titled “TPBAFK – The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard” which centers around the Swedish trial of the founders of the Pirate Bay website, Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde, from the beginning of the trial up until today. The raid led by the US government, which was more prominently featured in “Steal This Film,” is also mentioned briefly in this new movie. You can download it, or watch it on Youtube.
I have no doubt in my mind that these guys will be recognized as heroes who fought for a free Internet. The last thing we need right now is for a small group of organizations, such as the Motion Picture Ass. of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) and the US government, to lock down and control the Internet. While organizations such as the MPAA and the RIAA are fueled by boundless greed, elements within the US government may have different motivations to want to lock down and control the Internet. One of those motivations could be restricting freedom of speech and stifling dissent. Their ongoing issues with Wikileaks and Julian Assange are a good example of this.
So the human mating system is kind of in between, we’re sort of pair bonded, but there’s this push to polygamy. There’s this push towards males taking on multiple female partners. But there also seems to be a push towards polyandry, or in other words, females taking on multiple male partners [...].
Basically what Dr. Santos is saying in the interview is that if we look at the human reproductive system, and morphologically compare it to other primates, we can conclude that the human reproductive system is designed for balance when it comes to sexual interaction between men and women. Nature made it possible both for men to have multiple partners if desired, and for women to have multiple partners if desired.
We’re all born in this world as free human beings. We’re free to explore the world and enjoy what life has to offer, we’re free to choose our experiences and to learn, and we’re free to grow and become the person that we really want to be. Or at least, that’s how it was supposed to be. Because as it is right now, instead of being free we’re being severely limited by society in many different ways. Not only are we being limited, but we’re also being indoctrinated from early childhood with the wrong information and beliefs about almost all aspects of life. And one area where this is especially the case is when it comes to the concept of love.
People grow up to believe that when they love someone, they should want that person only for themselves. They learn that they should demand exclusivity in their relationships, even though that prevents the ones they supposedly love to be able to live their lives as they please. The comparison I often like to make is with the so called ”bird lovers.” These people supposedly love birds so much that they keep them in captivity for most of their lives. It’s as if they cannot understand that by keeping the bird captive in a small cage, they confine the bird to a limited and miserable life and deprive it of all the freedom and experiences it could otherwise have had in nature. Not only that, but in their selfishness, they also prevent other people from being able to enjoy the positive experiences the bird could have brought into their lives. If these people really loved birds, wouldn’t it be more logical for them to let the birds be free so they could enjoy everything nature has to offer them? There’s so much more for them to experience in nature than there is locked up in a small cage.
I came across a quote from Obama regarding the recent attacks of Hamas against Israel and I couldn’t help but wonder what the fuck he was smoking:
“[T]here is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. So we are fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself from missiles landing on people’s homes.”
Noting that Israel increased its response after what the NY Times described as “persistent Palestinian rocket fire,” Obama said, “Let’s understand what the precipitating event here was that’s causing the current crisis, and that was an ever-escalating number of missiles that were landing not just in Israeli territory but in areas that are populated.”
If you’ve also been getting the infamous “Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.“ error inside the Jetpack Twitter Widget for WordPress on your website there’s an easy fix. Just download the updated PHP file below (included in the zip archive) and replace the one in the plugins folder on your server (path: \wp-content\plugins\jetpack\modules\widgets).
Note: Starting with JetPack 2.0 the Twitter Widget is fixed. So if you have version 2.0 or later you don’t need this fix.
This problem has existed for a long time since the earlier versions of Jetpack, as early as version 1.1.3. A search on Google reveals how many sites are suffering from this issue. I had posted a fix back then, but it took almost a year for the Jetpack programmers to actually include it in their official release starting with version 1.7. I got a nice thank you note in the changelog from the team.
I had implemented a simple fallback caching mechanism for those cases where Twitter did not respond to requests from the Twitter widget. With version 1.8 of Jetpack the Twitter widget has been completely rewritten, and although they implemented the fallback mechanism again, the programmer seemed to have forgotten to actually make use of it in case of a problem. This is what I corrected in the file you can download above. I hope the team includes this fix again soon because it’s a real pain to have to fix this by replacing the Twitter widget file every time a new update of Jetpack is available, especially if you have to do this on multiple websites.